The Morning Star, Pussy Riot and Israel Shamir

Submitted by AWL on 22 September, 2012 - 11:34

From the Tendance Coatesy blog

The Morning Star, Britain’s ‘Communist’ paper, publishes in its print-edition today a page written by Holocaust denier, Israel Shamir.

It begins,

"Who’s behind Pussy Riot? An unholy alliance of big business and media barons..."

Shamir observes,

"Pussy Riot’s two-year sentence is quite in line with prevailing European practice. For much milder anti-Jewish hate talk, European countries customarily sentence offenders to two to five years of prison for a first offence."

We have already blogged on this.

Israel Shamir’s concern about sentencing for anti-Jewish actions is far from a co-incidence.

In his many articles on the Holocaust ‘revisionist’ site Entre la plume et l’enclume he has shown great interest in the ‘Jewish question’. Recently Shamir cast doubt on the innocence of Captain Dreyfus.

This is a sample of his opinions (Wikipedia):

'In an essay published on his website discussing Holocaust denier David Irving, Shamir wrote that "the Jews" now "rule over the minds and souls of Europeans".'

'"David Irving was sentenced for denial of Jewish superiority. His doom seals the reign of (albeit limited) freedom that began with the fall of Bastille. European history went full circle: from rejecting the rule of Church and embracing free thought, to the new Jewish mind-control on a world scale. Not only is Western Christian civilisation dead, but even its successor, secular European civilisation, has met its demise only a few days after its proud and last celebration by the Danish scribes. It was short-lived: about two hundred years from beginning to the end, the Europeans may once have had the illusion that they can live without an ideological supremacy. Now this illusion is over; and the Jews came in the stead of the old and tired See of St Peter to rule over the minds and souls of Europeans."'

Shamir claims his concern with the Holocaust is with the use of the narrative of the Holocaust by Jews to promote Jewish “superiority and exclusivity”,

"It has everything to do with the Jewish claim of superiority and exclusivity. There is a Jewish prayer saying: “Bless you, Lord, that you created me a Jew, that you separated between Jews and the earth folks, like you separated between the Holy and Profane, that our fate is not like their fate”. The Holocaust concept is just another form of this prayer. They say that even their death is not like the death of anybody else."

This is how the Guardian described Shamir last year: "an anti-Semite and Holocaust denier."

And,

"His latest book, in Russian, is called is called How to Break the Conspiracy of the Elders of Zion."

The Morning Star, a place where Holocaust deniers and anti-Semites are welcome.

Comments

Submitted by AWL on Sat, 22/09/2012 - 23:58

Submitted by AWL on Sat, 22/09/2012 - 23:59

Submitted by AWL on Sun, 23/09/2012 - 00:23

See the comments on Tendance Coatesy for the Morning Star editor's explanation of why they printed the article, and Andrew Coates' reply.

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